As the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Facory, and many other original works, Roald Dahl has definitely regained the recognition of many as a master storyteller. Many of his works has gone down in history as a classic.

Author Profile

Full Name: Roald Dahl
Birth Date: September 13, 1916
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Pen Names: N/A
Years Active: 1942–1990
Genre: Children’s, adults’ literature, horror, mystery, fantasy
No. of Books Written: 17 children’s books, 2 screenplays, 48 published books in total

Interesting Facts

  • Roald is known for using a pencil while writing on a yellow paper and would write for four hours every day from 10am to 12pm, then from 4pm to 6pm.
  • There should be a third Charlie Bucket story next to Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator but he died before he could finish the book.
  • His first book is titled The Gremlins, it’s is a children’s book published which he published in 1943. It was written for Walt Disney Productions as a promotional device for a feature-length animated film that was never made.

Featured Books

Notable Characters Created

+ Willy Wonka

+ Matilda Wormwood